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The University is What You Make it

Staff

August 20, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Showcase

When we go to a party, the fancier we dress, the better the party is. The more we’ve prepared ourselves for the occasion, the more we’ve thought about our presentation upon entering the host’s venue, the more important the party is to us. In the same way, the more we think about and care for our...

Life on a plastic island: what it’s like to live near a landfill

Life on a plastic island: what it’s like to live near a landfill

Crystal McCay, News Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Column, Editorial

Here at The University of New Orleans, our recycling program is poised to make strides in making a difference in staying environmentally friendly, “We . . . plan on overhauling the recycling program and implementing more environmentally friendly practices on campus in general,” explains UNO Service Coali...

Foundations Found Fickle

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial, News

Everyone that wears makeup knows shade matching foundations is a struggle. You can go to Sephora or any number of higher-end makeup stores and get a machine to match you, but most of those are way too expensive or somehow don’t match you as well as you wanted.  Going to the drug store is better for...

Sustainability suggestions

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Features

The strain on UNO to fix things that are actually broken is currently formidable, and if universities are anything like a business, UNO might understandably avoid improvements on its environmental impact until it finds itself in a better financial situation.That being said, recent months have shown ...

Sexual Attraction

Driftwood Staff

March 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Have you ever wondered why you are attracted to the people you are attracted to? Despite surface guesses, there are common generalizations of sexual preferences that seem to make sense, or are at least exhibited by the average human male or female. Have you ever noticed that your preferences have cha...

Longue Vue Gardens and House

Cassandra Jaskiewicz and Sofia Gilmore-Montero, Driftwood Staff

March 22, 2018


Filed under Column

“Of all the arts, gardening opens the most doors. All are welcome.” The above is a famous quote from Ellen Biddle Shipman, who was referred to as “the dean of American women landscape architects” in The Gardens of Ellen Shipman by Judith B. Tankard.  Shipman was one of the key landscapers of the ...

Unnecessary medical treatments cost more than money

March 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Showcase

“The public would be shocked if it knew the amount of unnecessary surgery performed … ” said Paul Hawley, the Director of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) from 1951 to 1960 in a New York Times article titled “Unneeded operating charged to surgeons” published in 1953. Today, 65 years lat...

Men and Women are Different

Men and Women are Different

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Column, Showcase

I once thought the same way many people think today: that apart from obvious physical differences, men and women think similarly and want similar things. I thought the average man is just as people-oriented as the average woman, who is just as object-oriented as the average man. But I don't think most...

Representation in film matters

February 28, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Showcase

The release of Marvel Studio's "Black Panther" sparked cultural conversations everywhere. African Americans boasted of going to theaters proudly clad in Afrocentric clothing and supporting the movie wholeheartedly. Social media was flooded with photos of people and families posing in front of the movie po...

A Different March Madness

A Different March Madness

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Showcase

March is nearly here, which means midterm exams are fast approaching. Midterms happen a little earlier this year in order to give an edge for finals in May. While these exams don’t hold the same weight that finals do, they are a great indicator of how you are doing in a class and what habits need to...

UNO Spring Open House

UNO Spring Open House

UNO Public Relations

February 28, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Showcase

Nearly 400 future University of New Orleans students visited campus on Feb. 17 for a chance to learn more about New Orleans’ only public research university and, in some cases, to compete for scholarship dollars. Explore UNO, the University’s annual spring open house, drew more families than e...

Big, Grey America

Big, Grey America

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Investigating whether a weakened sense of community or poor urban development came first is yet another case of "the chicken or the egg." But as urban development plows forward exponentially, it is unquestionable that poor planning and the grey, boxy appearance of unbridled urban sprawl which results from...

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